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Fenway
03-25-2008, 07:24 AM
What a mess is developing back in the States.

DirecTV was supposed to black out ESPN2 in New England and now it appears they blacked out most of the country.

What is worse in many parts of New England NESN is blacked out

Unreal

Dice-K looked awful

the boards are sputtering

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2008/03/directv_out.html

http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27319&st=0

http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?showtopic=29425&st=660

DumpJerry
03-25-2008, 07:57 AM
There was a game on?:rolleyes:


I luuuvvvvvv my Directv!

WizardsofOzzie
03-25-2008, 08:10 AM
I'll sell my ESPN HD Comcast feed for $1,000 cash :D:

Sockinchisox
03-25-2008, 08:11 AM
What a mess is developing back in the States.

DirecTV was supposed to black out ESPN2 in New England and now it appears they blacked out most of the country.

What is worse in many parts of New England NESN is blacked out

Unreal

Dice-K looked awful

the boards are sputtering

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2008/03/directv_out.html

http://www.redsoxnation.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=27319&st=0

http://sonsofsamhorn.net/index.php?showtopic=29425&st=660

Awful? 2 runs in 5 innings isn't awful, the walks were high, but I didn't see him pitch.

Dice-K reminds me so much of Zambrano sans the personality.

Fenway
03-25-2008, 08:21 AM
We finally got a tech manager from DirecTV in Colorado on the phone...not easy to do from Japan.

He says well why is everbody so upset it is only a replay.

When told otherwise he repled 'oh ****'

Oblong
03-25-2008, 08:26 AM
I think it's kind of funny. If I were a fan of the Red Sox or A's I guess I'd be upset but how many A's fans are up right now watching the game anyway?

"Red Sox/A's"? That's the game that Ray Kinsella took Terrence Mann to go see.

Rocky Soprano
03-25-2008, 12:55 PM
There was a game on?:rolleyes:


I luuuvvvvvv my Directv!

:hawk

I luuuvvv DirecTV!

JohnTucker0814
03-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Mine worked just fine this morning! Saw Dice-K and his wildness for the first few innings... he did look pretty bad... He got out of a based loaded 1 out jam because Oak basically sucks on offense.

mccoydp
03-25-2008, 02:10 PM
Wow, remind me to get DirecTV! :D:

rdivaldi
03-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Can we black-out the BoSox for the rest of the season too?

VenturaFan23
03-25-2008, 02:30 PM
Can we black-out the BoSox for the rest of the season too?

That's easy. Just don't tune into ESPN.

CLR01
03-25-2008, 02:31 PM
Mine worked just fine this morning! Saw Dice-K and his wildness for the first few innings... he did look pretty bad... He got out of a based loaded 1 out jam because Oak basically sucks on offense.

My HD channel was working fine but the standard channel was blacked out. Same with the NGC, every HBO channel except the eastern/central HBO1 and a few others. Hmmm...all channels the Blow Sox game was to be broadcast on...and it started around 1:30 am...about the time the pregame came on...:rolleyes:

Fenway
03-25-2008, 08:38 PM
My HD channel was working fine but the standard channel was blacked out. Same with the NGC, every HBO channel except the eastern/central HBO1 and a few others. Hmmm...all channels the Blow Sox game was to be broadcast on...and it started around 1:30 am...about the time the pregame came on...:rolleyes:

It was a mess back home

http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/2008/03/25/no_sox_no_service/

ksimpson14
03-25-2008, 09:14 PM
I don't get why ESPN isn't showing a replay now, at night. Do you really need ESPN Classic tied up with some weird replay no one watches?

ksimpson14
03-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Meanwhile at 2am, ESPN is showing a HR derby replay :?:

Fenway
03-25-2008, 09:21 PM
:?:It now appears that a disgruntled tech in Alaska was upset that his girlfriend moved to Boston and 'pulled the patch'.......

chisoxfanatic
03-25-2008, 11:28 PM
So THAT explains it! I was trying to watch it while eating breakfast this morning. Instead, I watched the Mike & Mike show on ESPNNews.

DumpJerry
03-25-2008, 11:56 PM
:?:It now appears that a disgruntled tech in Alaska was upset that his girlfriend moved to Boston and 'pulled the patch'.......
You're kidding, aren't you?

Fenway
03-25-2008, 11:57 PM
You're kidding, aren't you?

Nope...that is the word out of Anchorage

Isn't love wonderful :tongue:

DumpJerry
03-25-2008, 11:58 PM
Nope...that is the word out of Anchorage

Isn't love wonderful :tongue:
I assume Mr. Cool, Calm and Collected is unemployed now.

Or is he the modern James Coburn?

What does his girlfriend have to do with this? Does she play for the Red Sox????

Fenway
03-26-2008, 12:16 AM
I assume Mr. Cool, Calm and Collected is unemployed now.

Or is he the modern James Coburn?

What does his girlfriend have to do with this? Does she play for the Red Sox????

More info coming out now....it is being traced to a student college station KRUA at the University of Alaska - Anchorage

DSpivack
03-26-2008, 12:29 AM
More info coming out now....it is being traced to a student college station KRUA at the University of Alaska - Anchorage

What would DirecTV have to do with a college radio (tv?) station?

ksimpson14
03-26-2008, 02:45 AM
What would DirecTV have to do with a college radio (tv?) station?

Raw fish, sake, and cigar store indians don't mix well

BadBobbyJenks
03-26-2008, 02:54 AM
Is there anywhere to watch this online, the hotel I am in does not have ESPN 2?

WhiteSox5187
03-26-2008, 04:04 AM
So today's game won't be blacked out, right?

Fenway
03-26-2008, 10:50 AM
What would DirecTV have to do with a college radio (tv?) station?


It seems they were trying to do a MIT type hack.....

Fenway
03-26-2008, 02:08 PM
Didn't DirecTV forget somebody???

They issued this statement

“For customers who watch ESPN2 in SD the channel came back on later, after the game was over. We deeply apologize, particularly to Red Sox fans, for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

This is not playing well in Oakland

http://www.mercextra.com/blogs/buzz/2008/03/25/directv-fails-as-red-sox-fans/